Friday, April 19, 2013

A little something for your Friday

This week has not been an easy one on a national level, state level, or even personal level. I'm sure a lot of you feel the same, so I wanted to share this video I found last night.

Yes, you have to click on the link, but it's worth it- promise! Good to be reminded there are still good things in the world. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Update!

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a good Monday, well as good as one could hope being that it is Monday. Figured I would pop in and give my readers (AKA our family and other hold outs) a quick update!

  1. Texas finally gave us a beautiful weekend! After freezing last Wednesday & Thursday, the sun came out, temperatures crept into the 80s(!) and Matt and I took full advantage. Well, not full as we still had to study, but we did take a lot of walks around the park system near our apartment. There is a large dog park near our place and it was fun to see all the dogs playing with each other!
  2. We did a decent amount of cooking this weekend. We made this dish on Saturday in the slow cooker and let me tell you- it was delicious! Bacon + BBQ sauce + apples, slow cooked all day, made for some delicious chicken breasts! Highly recommend it!
  3. I'm sure there will be a blog post coming later when I can completely wrap my mind around this, but I think I decided what I want to be 'when I grow up.' I want to be a professor. Eek that's still terrifying to write but after doing a lot of praying and talking with Matt & some profs at my school, that feels right though downright scary. Anyway, that's all I'll say on that point.
  4. We are taking a big family trip to Disney World next January, and last week Matt & I signed up to run the Family Fun 5k! It isn't too competitive or anything, but we get to run through Epcot which will be awesome! Let me know if you have any creative costume ideas- we want to do shirts of some kind but not sure.
  5. I wrote 18 pages in two days. That has to be some sort of record. Yay white collar crime!
I think that's about it. Because I can't leave this post without any pictures, here is a pic I stole from an Epcot 5K in the past. So excited!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Recap

If you have looked at my blog lately, you may think the only thing we do is eat. This post will unfortunately be no different. However, rest assured that we not only ate well this Easter, but spent great quality time with Matt's family in Austin and I had a successful shopping trip to boot! Getting time off from school to celebrate what God did through Jesus was much needed and I am having a hard time getting back to the routine of things. So I can relive some of those happy memories, here is my recap :)

Matt & I started off Friday by working out and then driving a few hours to Lockhart, TX. This is known as the BBQ capital of Texas so we had to stop for lunch at Black's BBQ

Best. Decision. Ever. I had been warned their beef ribs were huge and that felt like a challenge to me. They were right.

See? Huge! I also had 1 slice of brisket and 2 sides. Don't worry, I did not eat the entire thing- there was so possible way to do that. The rib was not only huge but also expensive ($12.70 on its own). I enjoyed it, but it was a good once-in-a-lifetime thing. Matt enjoyed his brisket and sausage as well, though he preferred the brisket. 

After lunch, we headed to Matt's parent's house in Austin. Now begins the hodge-podge of pictures of various walks, games, and dishes that were enjoyed. 

Lindsey's (free) picture with the Easter bunny!
Part of our Easter feast. Sloppy joes, mac & cheese, broccoli cheese bites

Post Easter feast walk
Easter feast dessert. The best chocolate cake ever.
Playing a very addictive card game. So much intensity.
Easter morning cinnamon rolls

Matt's parents even got us Easter baskets! I love that and now the huge amount of candy is tempting me as we speak (AKA I type).

Hope you also had a great Easter!